The ‘Kombucha Girl’ meme has gone viral and it’s super relatable
15 August 2019, 17:42
Finally, I feel seen.
Ah, memes. Sometimes they understand us most when no-one else in this wretched world does.
The recent ‘show me your Insta next to your Finsta’ challenge saw us at both our best and worst selves, while the recent meme of Idris Elba choking on chicken wings gave us meme-able content for almost every life situation. Next up, there’s the ‘Kombucha Girl’ meme which perfectly encapsulates our indecisive and easily distractible minds.
The meme started life as a video posted by TikTok user @brittanyt445 - real name Brittany Tomlinson - which sees her take a sip of Kombucha (that’s a fermented drink made from sweetened tea) and go through an array of emotions in the process.
She takes a sip of the drink and is met with uncertainty, then disgust and then decides she likes it before deciding that, actually, no, she does not. And it’s applicable to so many situations.
Me acquiring the taste for beer over the course of like 10 years pic.twitter.com/lR6k9ZTEUJ— Big Tucson Dad (@BigTucsonDad) August 11, 2019
Me trying not to text him— 𝖆𝖑𝖒𝖔𝖓𝖉𝖒𝖎𝖑𝖐𝖍𝖚𝖓𝖓𝖎 (@almondmilkhunni) August 11, 2019
Looking at myself naked in the mirror pic.twitter.com/qtAJympbBi— lil adam (@MaxxAtom) August 11, 2019
“Do you want another shot”— fabiola🐝 (@fabee__) August 13, 2019
Me 7 shots deep already: pic.twitter.com/VdypLzWhJF
Me watching the manicurist paint my nails with some random Essie color that I chose on a whim pic.twitter.com/9eunROQOjM— Harry Hill (@veryharryhill) August 12, 2019
gemini, virgo, libra, scorpio, sagittarius, aquarius, and pisces deciding wether or not they want to ghost someone— 𝕥𝕒𝕦𝕣𝕦𝕤 𝕞𝕠𝕠𝕟 𝕞𝕠𝕞 ♀ (@astrolibran) August 11, 2019
me trying to decide if I find men attractive or if it’s just bc some of them have long hair pic.twitter.com/YM2HwIhHIB— ya little sloot (@momentssiIence) August 13, 2019
me typing “gay” into the search bar on p*rnhub in middle school— Nico Correia (@notn1co) August 11, 2019
Brittany told Buzzfeed that she was first inspired to try the drink after watching Cody Ko’s video ‘The Kombucha King’.
"I watched Cody Ko's video and thought 'what the actual fuck is this bacteria water,'" she said. "So I bought the cola flavor from Walmart because I'm poor. When I tasted it, it literally tasted like expired coke.”
Her final opinion of the drink, despite her confused reaction? "One thumb up, two thumbs down."